Police issue photo of Manchester attacker, believe bomb made in city apartment

Greater Manchester Police have released two photos of Salman Abedi, the man they say "committed the attack" at an Ariana Grande concert in the U.K. Monday, killing 22 people and injuring 119 others.

"We know one of the last places Abedi went was the city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena", Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator UK Counter Terrorism Policing said in a joint statement on Saturday.

So far, 13 arrests have been made in connection with the ongoing investigation related to the attack that happened on Monday, moments after USA singer Ariana Grande finished her performance.

The move to scale back the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May who said there were now 11 suspects in custody over Monday night's bombing targeting young fans at a pop concert.

Meanwhile, police have stepped up security at a number of events happening this weekend.

A huge bank holiday weekend security operation is under way as tens of thousands of people attend major spectacles including the FA Cup Final at Wembley and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham.

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She said: "The public should be clear about what this means - a threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely".

The photographs taken from CCTV footage show a bespectacled Abedi, who had a small moustache, in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen.

But Rowley said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the Middle East.

Armed police officers and soldiers were deployed at soccer matches, concerts and other big events. "As a result of the arrest and searches which have taken place we now have many further lines of enquiry [sic]".

Armed police watch as fans arrive for a concert at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, England Saturday May 27 2017. Photos showed an army bomb-disposal unit at the property.

One search was at an apartment in a Manchester high-rise that British media say was rented by Abedi in the months before the attack.

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A neighbour and family friend has revealed Lisa has no idea her daughter is dead as she is now in a coma in hospital. Alison Howe and her friend Lisa Lees , who arrived at the arena to pick up their children, have been named victims.

Landlord Aimen Elwafi found the property with children's stickers scribbled out on the walls, a metal rod in the bath, material cut up and the electricity turned off, friend Mohammed El-Hudarey told the BBC.

Britain's health service said Saturday that 63 people injured in the bombing remain hospitalized, 20 of them in critical condition.

Eleven people are now in custody in the United Kingdom in connection with the attack by Abedi, who was of Libyan origin but born in Manchester.

Manchester slowly returned to normal, though the damaged arena and adjacent Victoria train station remained closed. In a statement Friday, she said "I'll be returning to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families".

Grande promised to return to "the incredibly courageous city of Manchester" for a benefit concert to raise money for the bombing victims and their families.

"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before", she said. We won't let this divide us.

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